Analysis of Previous Year SBI PO Papers And Expected Topics

SBI PO Prelims Previous Year Paper Analysis: We have provided the Subject-wise analysis of previous years’ papers to help the candidates to know the weightage and the type of questions that were asked in the examination. The analysis of the SBI PO Prelims previous year papers’ is an essential step in the preparation, as it helps in organizing the efforts of the candidates to maximize the output. Also,  it helps in knowing the right strategy for the preparation.

Analysis of Previous Year SBI PO papers: Subject Wise

If you have applied for SBI PO, it is important that you understand the past year’s trends of paper patterns. That will provide you the right direction in which your preparation strategy should be made. This will enable candidates to know about questions asked in each exam and will help the candidates to know about the topics asked in SBI PO Prelims examinations which was conducted online in various years.

Analysis of Previous Year SBI PO 2019 Paper: English Language

Here we have compiled the English language paper analysis for the last 3-years.  if you see the paper pattern, the level of the English Language paper in SBI PO 2019 was quite easy if compared to the 2018 paper. But that is what to expect from SBI, they always surprise you with the paper pattern. A total of 30 questions were asked. Let’s have a look at the detailed analysis of this section.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension(Artificial Intelligence) 10 Easy-Moderate
Find the error (Sentence Based) 05 Easy
Single Word Fillers 05 Easy
Match The Column 05 Easy-Moderate
Para Jumbles

05 Easy
Total 30 Easy

Analysis of Previous Year SBI PO 2018 paper: English Language

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 7 Moderate
Identifying Correct Sentence 3 Moderate
Match the column 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 5 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Moderate
Phrase Replacement 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Moderate

Analysis of Previous Year SBI PO 2017 paper: English Language

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension (Cyber Security) 10 Moderate
Close Test (Education cost is increasing worldwide) 10 Easy- Moderate
Phrase Replacement 10 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate

Analysis of Previous Year SBI PO 2019 paper: Reasoning Ability

  • Linear Seating Arrangement  (8 people facing North/South)
  • Day Based Puzzle + box (Monday-Saturday, 8 boxes)
  • Floor-based puzzle, 10 floors, 10 people
  • Flat based (3 floors, 2 flats on each floor, 6 people)
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Coding Decoding 05 Easy
Direction Sense 03 Moderate
Syllogism 05 Easy
Alphabet based 02 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

Analysis of Previous Year SBI PO 2018 paper: Reasoning Ability

4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement were asked:-

  • Floor Based Puzzle
  • Scheduling Based Puzzle
Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Easy-Moderate
Direction sense 3 Moderate
Order and Ranking 3 Easy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency 4 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Analysis of Previous Year SBI PO 2017 paper: Reasoning Ability

4 puzzles and Seating Arrangement which asked in the exam :-

  • Linear
  • Floor
  • Order & Ranking based (Date of Birth based) Puzzle
  • Reading Comprehension based Puzzle
Topics No. of Questions Level
Inequalities 5 Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 23 Easy- Moderate
Direction Sense 2 Easy
Blood Relation 2 Easy
Order and Ranking 2 Easy
Coding Decoding 1 Easy
Total 35 Easy

Analysis of Previous Year SBI PO 2019 paper: Quantitative Aptitude

  • Caselette DI
  • Tabular DI  + Line Graph (Boys & girls travelling in 3 buses A,B & C)
  • Pie Chart (male/female)
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 05 Easy
Approximation 05 Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problems 10 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Analysis of Previous Year SBI PO 2018 paper: Quantitative Aptitude

Topics
No. of Questions
Level
Data Interpretation ( Tabular DI, Bar, Caselette)
15
Moderate
Quantity

5
Easy-Moderate
Missing Number Series
5
Moderate
Approximation
5
Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems
5
Moderate
Total
35
Moderate

Analysis of Previous Year SBI PO 2017 paper: Quantitative Aptitude

DI was asked of the following types:

  • Line Graph
  • Tabular DI
Topics No. of Questions Level
(Missing )Series 5 Easy
Data Interpretation 10 Easy- Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy
Miscellaneous (SI,CI, Speed &Time,
Profit and Loss, Time and Work,
Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.)
10 Easy – Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate
Few Number series that were asked in exam:-
Q1. 14,    8,    9,    14.5,    30,    ?
Q2. 20,    29,    54,    103,    184,    ?,
Q3. 7,    8,    18,    57,    ?,    1165
Q4. 5,    7,    18,    47,    103,    ?
Q5. 77,    85,    69,    101,    37,    ?

Expected Topics For SBI PO Prelims 2020

SBI PO Prelims is a tough nut to crack but one can do it with proper strategy and smart work. We have provided the candidates with the strategy to clear the exam. With this, Candidates can know the topics which were asked in examination in the past years. There is also a section-wise cut off in this exam. Hence, candidates need to focus on each subject to score a safe score to qualify for the exam. These are as follows:-

English Language

Important topics to be expected in SBI PO Prelims 2020 are:-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Wrongly spelled words
  • Error Detection
  • Para Jumbles
  • Spotting of error
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Sentence Correction

For more,

Attempt Now!! Quizzes for SBI PO Prelims 2020 (Quant, English and Reasoning)

Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzle
  • Syllogism
  • Single Linear Arrangement
  • Double Linear Arrangement
  • Floor Based Puzzle
  • Box Based Puzzle
  • Uncertain persons Based Puzzle
  • Coding- Decoding
  • Alphabetical Series
  • Alphanumerical Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction and Distance
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Order and Ranking

Numerical Ability

  • Number Series (Missing and Wrong)
  • Approximation
  • Simplification
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Interpretation(Table, Bar Graph, Pie chart, Caselette)
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Time and Work
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Profit and Loss
  • Age
  • Average
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest

 

We hope that you revise these topics again and again and give your best shot in coming SBI PO exam.